Niacin 500mg - Bulk 500 Tablets

NPN/DIN #: 00557412 

Bottle of 500 tablets of Niacin 500mg (Yeast-free Vegetarian Formula)

Niacin immediate-release formulations are classified by Health Canada as Natural Health Products. They are recommended for the maintenance of good health, normal growth and development. Please consult a healthcare professional prior to starting niacin.

  • Niacin can be used in the treatment of pellagra in adults and children.
  • Niacin immediate-release is used as an adjunct to therapeutic lifestyle changes (e.g., diet, weight control, physical activity) for the reduction of elevated total cholesterol, LDL-C and TG concentrations and to increase HDL-C concentrations in adults with primary hypercholesterolemia, mixed dyslipidemia (Fredrickson Type IIa and IIb) and hypertriglyceridemia (Fredrickson Type IV and V).
  • Niacin has been used alone or in combination with other agents for additive effects on dyslipidemias

Niacin (Vitamin B3, nicotinic acid) (NOTE: This is not non-flush niacin, and may produce mild to moderate flushing. Flush occurs in approximate 90% of patients, and is most common in the first 2 weeks when used daily.)

Usual Dose:

Adults, upon the advise of a physician, may take up to 1 tablet daily with food.

Side Effects: 

Flushing (90%), Headache (7%), Pruritus and rash (12%), Diarrhea (10%), Nausea (5%), Vomiting (5%), Increased serum aminotransferase concentrations (1–50%)

FAQ: What is "Flushing?"

Flushing starts in the face and is accompanied by an intense feeling of warmth and itching. It may spread to the arms and chest and occasionally down to the legs and feet. Flushing may be accompanied by burning, stinging or tingling sensations, increase in skin temperature, gastrointestinal symptoms, pruritus and hypotension. Following oral administration, niacin-induced vasodilation occurs within 20 min and may persist for 20–60 min. The frequency and severity of flushing usually decreases with continued therapy. Administration of reduced doses or on a full stomach may decrease flushing. If not contraindicated, pretreatment with a nonsteroidal prostaglandin inhibitor (e.g., ASA) may reduce flushing. Avoid concomitant alcohol, spicy foods, hot beverages or hot showers

List of non-medicinal ingredients:

Cellulose, Microcrystalline
Croscarmellose Sodium
Dicalcium Phosphate Anhydrous
Magnesium Stearate
Silicon dioxide
Stearic Acid

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